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Jash Dholani

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This banger is the best definition of marriage I've ever read

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5 great critics of modernity: • Nietzsche • GK Chesterton • James Burnham • Aldous Huxley • Julius Evola Who would you add to the list?

Critics of Modernity: A Reading List 2 min intros to some of their best ideas • Nietzsche on Master-Slave Morality • Chesterton on Education • Burnham on Power • Huxley on Modern Pleasures • Evola's Revolt Against The Modern World Read on: https://memod.com/jashdholani/boards/critics-of-modernity-2372

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Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon on this day, 2072 years ago With one move he started a civil war, made Rome an empire, and changed the course of world history On the anniversary of a great man's great decision Here are 17 incredible paintings, prints, and statues of Caesar🧵

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The French Revolutionaries invented a new Calendar Minutes: 44% longer Days: from 24 to 10 hours The goal? Make time-keeping more “scientific” The result? Total disaster The story of the French Revolutionary Calendar banished by Napoleon, on this day, 217 years ago👇🏻

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I sometimes think "The Young Napoleon Bonaparte Studying At The Military Academy" is the hardest painting of all time

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C.S. Lewis almost died in the trench warfare of WW1 Became best friends with Tolkien Sold 100 million+ books At the start of WW2, he posed a question to Oxford students in a profound lecture: Does beauty matter when bombs start falling? On Lewis’ birthday, let’s find out👇🏻

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You're looking at a 463 year old painting... That contains 126 hidden messages (that we've been able to count...) This painting is "The Topsy Turvy World" by Bruegel And it has the earliest illustration of the *Blue Pill* Discover this painting's top ten hidden insights 👇🏻

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Dostoevsky🧵 A literary rockstar at 24 Almost gets executed by a firing squad at 28 Exiled to Siberia Returns to write some of the greatest novels ever In his lesser-known letters and essays, we get a more intimate look at what he loved, hated, fiercely believed in Dig in👇🏻

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This banger has haunted me for years

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